Say it isn't so Idaho. We can't have our annual 4th of July Parade in Downtown Boise? This is one of my favorite events and the coronavirus has now taken that from our city. This is where some of the best water battles have ever taken place.

Boise will now join so many other cities that are canceling do to the current worries over spiking coronavirus cases.

This is the official statement from the parade committee.

Due to the uncertain times and guidelines for large scale public events in the City of Boise, the Committee regrets to announce that the "We the People" 4th of July Parade will not roll through Downtown Boise this year. While the Committee is disappointed to be unable to host this important celebration in 2020, we encourage Boiseans to remember and celebrate the many blessings of independence with their families and neighbors wherever possible. We look forward to celebrating again with all of you in 2021. Happy Independence Day.

The 4th of July in Boise is a staple. Families look forward to getting together and joining in the fun. There is a place at the end which turns into a massive water fight and we plan on it each year. We also lose to hundreds of kids each too. Those kids team up with their dads and it's a disaster for us. Nobody comes away dry after the 4th of July Parade.

It's just one year and we'll be back in 2021.